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16 Feb

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Q&A with Mount Athlete Jessica Rini

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Mount Saint Mary College takes Old Westbury in Skyline League action on  Jan. 11, 2017.

Knight Life caught up with Jessica Rini, MSMC Women’s Basketball captain, to discuss what it’s like being a student athlete here at the Mount.

KL: What is your favorite aspect of basketball?

JR: My favorite part of playing basketball is when you are in the lead, and it starts to look like it’s impossible for the other team to come back. When someone makes a shot, the whole team shares the excitement. Another great feeling is when you’re down by 10 or so points and you begin to come back. The climb back up is filled with so much intensity and determination. Honestly, during moments like that, you just feel unstoppable. Continue Reading

09 Jan

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Interning (not Studying) Abroad

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Clare O’Keefe is a senior public relations major at the college. She completed an internship in the summer of 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, and recently told Knight Life about her experiences.

In the summer of 2015, I was fortunate to intern abroad in Dublin, Ireland for three months. With the help of the Career Center and Study Abroad office, I was able to get an internship at the public relations agency Heneghan PR. I didn’t really know too much about interning abroad, so I assumed that it would be similar to studying abroad.

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10 Nov

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A Freshman’s Reflection on His First Spirit Week

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Alexander Perlak and class members get ready to compete in their first Mount Olympics

Editor’s note: Each year at the Mount, we celebrate Spirit Week. The college community comes together and participates in a variety of events. It’s one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. Knight Life caught up with Freshmen Class President Alexander Perlak to hear about his experiences!

If you asked me as a senior in high school who would be the freshmen class president at Mount Saint Mary College this year, I probably wouldn’t have said myself. But here I am, president of the Class of 2020, and I’m loving this position more and more each day. Continue Reading

24 Oct

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Catching Up with MSMC Knight Connor Nicholson

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Knight Life recently caught up with Connor Nicholson, the Knights Basketball Shooting Guard from Staten Island, to talk about life as a student athlete and his favorite moments playing for the Mount.

1. How do you balance playing a sport and being a student? What do you do to unwind?

Time management is the biggest thing for a college student athlete. Practices are usually late at night during the week, which makes it important that you take classes in the morning. This gives you time during the day to get all your homework and studying done. Our off day is usually Sunday, so I like to just relax in my room. I’ll order some food and watch football with my teammates. Continue Reading

06 Oct

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Meet Three of Your MSMC Senate Members

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Above: Isabella Tartaglione, Olivia Bogle, and friends at Bonfire 2015.

You may have seen them dressed in their business casual clothing every Tuesday for their Student Government Association (SGA) meeting. You’ve probably seen them at every event you’ve ever attended at the Mount. Most of these students make up Mount Saint Mary College’s Senate. In the midst of a busy semester, Knight Life caught up with SGA Vice President Kayla O’Connor, SGA Secretary Isabella Tartaglione, and Community Outreach and Philanthropy Chair Olivia Bogle.

Knight Life: What about the Mount inspired you to run for a Senate position?

Kayla: The sense of community at the Mount inspired me to run for a Senate position. The way that everyone comes together to attend events is remarkable. I asked myself how I would be able to take up a leadership role for these events. When I saw that the fliers were posted to run for a position, I made it my mission to get involved. Continue Reading